Turtle’s Travel Articles

Turtle’s Travel Articles

Ireland   Belfast: City of Music & Joy If It’s Music You Want, Go to Clare – Inspirato, 2014 Irish Manor Houses – National Geographic Traveler, 2014 West Coast Story – Let’s Go, 2012 Big Houses, Hidden Ireland – Cara 2011...
Living in Sri Lanka (Contents)

Living in Sri Lanka (Contents)

Living in Sri Lanka was one of the most remarkable interiors books of 2006. Together with James and Joanna Fennell, Turtle Bunbury tracked down 26 beautiful and diverse mountain retreats, coastal villas and townhouses on the island. This gorgeous hardcover book gave a...
Reflections on Irish Identity, 2024

Reflections on Irish Identity, 2024

See also The Irish & the White House   *****   Only one world leader is guaranteed an annual audience with the US president at the White House – An Taoiseach (prime minister) of the Republic of Ireland. Every March 17th since 1952, he (and it has only...
Living in Sri Lanka – Introductory Remarks

Living in Sri Lanka – Introductory Remarks

Our grandparents knew it as Ceylon, the British colony famous for tea and cricket. Since 1972 it has been Sri Lanka, named for the ‘auspicious’ (Sri) island to which King Ravana eloped with Rama’s beautiful wife in the Ramayana, a 2000-year-old Hindu epic. Further...
Ulpotha – Sacred Bliss in Sri Lanka

Ulpotha – Sacred Bliss in Sri Lanka

In 1995, Sri Lankan businessman Viren Perrera purchased a ruined manor house set deep within the tropical jungles of central Sri Lanka. A Canadian émigré, Viren  was charmed by the provenance of the 9-acre estate, which he had read about in a book by a local teacher....